Book Reviews of Hidden Fires

Hidden Fires
Hidden Fires
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780446605694
ISBN-10: 0446605697
Publication Date: 5/1997
Pages: 356
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Another excellent read from Sandra Brown! Set in the sprawling Texas areait tells of a preacher's daughter who thought she was to be a land baron'n wife's secretary only to have her whole life turned upside down when she arrives. Instead the matriarch wants her to marry in name only her playboy son. Now she must fight to make her marriage as strong as her love!
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Great read. Action plus romance with several twists & turns
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The story of delicate, Lauren Holbrook and hellraising cattleman Jared Lockett. Theirs is a passionate and stormy love story, perfectly suited for one of the most provocative, compelling scenarios in the romance genre--a marriage of convenience.
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Helpful Score: 2
Western setting. Finding love and acceptance. Enjoyed.
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I loved this book. Sandra Brown does it again.
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Set in the Texas Hill Country, this was Sandras first historical romance. Originally written under the pseudonym Laura Jordan, a passionate and stormy love story.
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This book is set in Texas, back in the days of cattle barons, railroads, and the conflicts they caused.. A young woman, Lauren Holbrook, is befriended by an elderly cattle baron, who invites her out West to visit him and his family and become a private secretary to his wife. Upon her arrival at his Texas mansion, Lauren begins to suspect that there is more going on than she was told about, and she finds herself embroiled in the problems and scandals of the Lockett dynasty--namely, that Olivia Lockett, the matriarch, expects her to marry the playboy heir to the estate! Lauren is torn between what she knows is right and her deep feelings for Jared, the man she must marry in name only.
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Lauren Holbrook was orphaned as a young girl, and taken in by friends of her father. The self-appointed guardians are pressing her to marry a young preacher, who is devious and hateful. When Lauren receives an offer to work as a secretary for the wife a rancher, she accepts. When she arrives at the ranch, Lauren finds that her employer has died, the wife has no need of a secretary, and the son (Jared) believes her to have been his father's mistress. An involved story plot follows, which is often tortured, and pits the heroine against the hero, but it is still a good read.
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Sandra Brown is an execellent writer love story/thriller this is a good one.
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The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the Texas mansion, she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett dynasty's heir.
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This is a great story about Lasuren Holbrook and Jared Lockett.
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In 1800s Texas, a wealthy matriarch makes a scandalous offer to a preacher's daughter. Supposedly hired as secretary to wealthy Olivia Lockett, Lauren Holbrook, discovers that in reality she has been hired to marry, in name only, the Lockett family heir, rebellious playboy Jared Lockett.
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It was another great book by Sandra Brown, I am running on little sleep b/c I had to read til the enmd.
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I love this book. A great read. I couldn't put it down. I have actually read it a couple times now because the storyline is one that I really enjoyed. The struggles between the main couple is great. Lots of Romance, Struggle, anger, and tension that kept me interested to the very end.
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YOU MUST READ ALL OF SANDRAS BOOKS
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Sandra Brown is so prolific that it is sometimes difficult to remember later whether a particular book was worth reading. I seem to recall this one as a bit predictable.
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There is a different cover but same book. Typical Texas romance of Sandra Brown. She thought she would become secretary to wealthy Olivia Lockett but found her self married to the Lockett dynasty's heir.
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A dandy Texas romance. One of the better Sandra Brown's books. Entertaining!
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The story is so exciting, each page makes me squirm in wonder to read what's next. In the beginning, I was frustrated in Jared's attitude towards the sweet, beautiful & innocent Lauren. Eventually, as I read along, I understood his indifference towards her, yet I still feel sorry for Lauren. I was relieved to see improvements in their relationship as the story progressed... this is also when the love story twist becomes heart warming. This book doesn't only concentrate on the hero/heroine alone. It contains many unique characters that surrounds the couple. Each character is described realistically & it makes you understand the hero more...
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Great read!
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This is one of Sandra Brown's earlier novels--a very good read.
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Great book!
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Book has different cover.
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This is an excellent book. I had a VERY hard time putting it down from beginning to end.
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This was a great love story with some mystery set in the early days of Texas when "horseless carriages" were just something you had heard about in the city.
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From the Texas of days past, of cattle and railroads, family dynasties and ambitious schemers, Sandra Brown's classic love story draws readers into a riveting tale
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This one was recommended to me by fellow PBS-ers when I was looking for a little romance-- it was a fun read!
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Read this book all night...:)
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VERY GOOD
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Very good book.
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excellent fast read
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Romance, adventure, & mystery...
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excellent historical romance!
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In a Texas of cattle and railroads, family dynasties and ambitious schemers, Sandra Brown's classic historical romance begins readers a riveting story...
The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the Texas mansion, she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett dynasty's heir -- playboy rebel Jared Lockett. Lauren could not know Olivia's real motive, but she was achingly aware of her feelings for Jared. Now, in spite of terrible risks, she had to trust her reckless husband -- and fight to make their marriage as strong as her love.
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From the Texas of days past, of cattle and railroads, family dynasties and ambitious schemers, Sandra Brown's classic love story draws readers into a riveting tale...

The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the Texas mansion, she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett dynasty's heir-- womanizing rebel Jared Lockett. Lauren could not know Olivia's real motive, but she was all too aware of her feelings for Jared. Now, in spite of terrible risks, she had to trust her reckless husband--and fight to make their marriage as strong as her love.
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The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the Texas mansion she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett's dynasty's heir - playboy rebel Jared Lockett. Lauren could not know Olivia's real motive, but she was achingly aware of her feelings for Jared. Now, in spite of terrible risks, she had to trust her reckless husband - and fight to make their marriage as strong as her love.

Typical historical romance fair - again, brain candy!
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In a Texas of cattle and railroads, famil dynasties and ambitious schemers, Sandra Brown's classic historical romance brings readers a riveting story...
The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the TExas mansion, she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett dynasty's heir play poy rebel Jared Lockett. Lauren could not know Olivia's real motive, but she was achingly aware of her feelings for Jared. Now, in spite of terrible risks, she had to trust her reckless husband and fight to make their marriage as strong as her love.
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The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the Texas mansion she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer; to marry, in name only, the Lockett's heir-playboy rebel Jared Locekett.
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In a Texas of cattle and railroads, family dynasties and ambitious schemers, Sandra Brown's classic historical romance brings readers a riviting story...
The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the texas mansion, she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett dynasty's heir--playboy rebel Jared Lockett. Lauren could not know Olivia's real motive, but she was achingly aware of her feelings for Jared. Now, in spite of terrible risks, she had to trust her reckless husband--and fight to make their marriage as strong as her love.
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In a Texas of cattle and railroads, family dynasties and ambitious schemers, Sandra Brown's classic historical romance brings readers a riveting story.

The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the Texas mansion, she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett dynasty's heirplayboy rebel Jared Lockett. Lauren could not know Olivia's real motive, but she was achingly aware of her feelings for Jared. Now, in spite of terrible risks, she had to trust her reckless husbandand fight to make their marriage as strong as her love.
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The cover I have is different than the one shown here.